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[movies]The Senior Majority - Appalshop
Videotape of comments compiled for the Whitehouse Conference on Aging. Senior citizens share their thoughts on Ronald Reagan’s budget cutting initiatives. Topics include the assistance provided by programs like Meals on Wheels, Social Security, Medicare and fuel assistance programs.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; senior citizens
Downloads: 29
[movies]Five Conversations About Violence - Appalshop
Show explores violence from various perspectives. Interviewees include Lee Howard, descendent of James B. Howard, a participant in the Baker-Howard feud in Clay County, who discusses violence in the context of feuding families. Kindergarten teacher Will Rosenfeld discusses the impact of violent television shows on children in his classroom at Norton Elementary School in Norton, Virginia. Ben B. Taylor, sherrif of Letcher County, talks about his attempts to control drugs and associated violence...
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; violence; crime
Downloads: 70
[movies]Sacred Melodies - Appalshop
Portrait of the Evangelistic Chorolaires, an interdenominational black gospel group from the Big Stone Gap area of Southwest, VA. The group combines gospel music with a more traditional rural style. The show features four different soloists, six songs, and an interview with two of the members in the group.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; African Americans
Downloads: 61
[movies]Camp 18 - Appalshop
One of several Headwaters shows about violence. This show features Virginia Department of Corrections, Camp 18 and includes interviews with the prison counselor, area supervisor of prison labor for the Virginia Department of Highways, and inmates. The show integrates footage from 1977 shot for Mountain Community Television at the same prison. Topics include rehabilitation, forced labor and discipline.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; prison system
Downloads: 60
[movies]Headwaters outtakes: Mike Seeger Part 2 - Appalshop
Raw footage from taping of Mike Seeger performing in 1981 at a nursing home in Hazard, KY. Roscoe Holcomb is among the senior residents at the performance. In 2009 Mike Seeger was awarded an NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest recognition of artistic achievement in folk and traditional arts.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Mike Seeger
Downloads: 114
[movies]Archie Green - Appalshop
Jack Wright interviews folklorist Archie Green who about how he became involved in blue collar culture, trade unions, his involvement in establishing American Folklife Center and belief in importance of fok culture, Merle Travis, the treatment of mountain people by record companies and women performers (mentions Reece, Sarah Ogan Gunning, Phyllis Boyens) and black women in the deep south (Trixie Smith)...
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Archie Green
Downloads: 35
[movies]Local Poets - Appalshop
Members of the Letcher County chapter of the Kentucky Poetry Society take turns reading their poems. Footage is intercut with images of quilts created by and photographs of the local terrain and coal miners.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; poetry
Downloads: 16
[movies]Mother Goose - Appalshop
The first ten minutes of this show feature the Mother Goose House in Hazard, Kentucky. Designed and built by George Stacy, the house features egg shaped windows and was constructed to scale from the model of a goose carcass. George Stacy’s wife Ollie describes the design and construction of the house. The remainder of the show features a slide show of images of Appalachia collected by Appalshop film makers during their research for various films.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; architecture
Downloads: 75
[movies]Headwaters Season Two previews - Appalshop
Michael Stamper (aka musician Nick Stump) previews the second season of the Headwaters television show with clips from upcoming episodes. Topics include Roadside Theater, the Payroll Boys, Rye Straw, Sacred Melodies, Earl Gilmore and a show about Vietnam veterans.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Headwaters
Downloads: 25
[movies]Tribute to Roscoe Holcomb - Appalshop
Show broadcast after the death of Roscoe Holcomb, the renowned Appalachian banjoist and singer from Daisy, Kentucky. Includes clips from John Cohen's "The High Lonesome Sound", original footage of Mike Seeger playing for Roscoe Holcomb and friends at the Hazard Nursing Home in 1981, and clips from "Homemade American Music" by Carrie & Yasha Aginsky (complete film at,153)
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Roscoe Holcomb
Downloads: 178
[movies]Appalachia Motel - Appalshop
Bluegrass band plays for a crowd at Appalachia Motel in Hyden, Kentucky. Billed as "A Night to Remember: An Evening of Musical Moonshining at the Appalachia Motel." Musicians include Wayne Bishop, Robbie Horton, Joey Lewis, Paul Wooten. 1983.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; bluegrass music
Downloads: 108
[movies]Wood Carvers - Appalshop
Portraits of Kentucky wood carvers including Edgar Tolson and his son, Donnie; Lovel Williams; and E.G. Wells.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; folk artists
Downloads: 63
[movies]History of Appalachia slide show - Appalshop
A slide/tape program developed as part of research for an Appalshop film series. Includes archival photographs and a range of regional music.
Keywords: Appalshop; history of Appalachia
Downloads: 90
[movies]Dance Residency - Appalshop
According to the narrator of the show, this episode of Headwaters documents the first dance residency in the state of Kentucky. Sponsored by the Letcher County Arts Council and the Kentucky Arts Council, the residency funded dance teacher Mary Bruce Blackburn to conduct classes at schools and other venues in the area. Footage includes description of the program by Letcher County Arts Council president Josephine Richardson and interviews with school administrators, parents and students and Blackb...
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; arts education
Downloads: 54
[movies]Headwaters outtakes: Mike Seeger Part 1 - Appalshop
Raw footage from taping of Mike Seeger performing in 1981 at a nursing home in Hazard, KY. Roscoe Holcomb is among the senior residents at the performance. In 2009 Mike Seeger was awarded an NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest recognition of artistic achievement in folk and traditional arts.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Mike Seeger
Downloads: 287
[movies]Rye Cove Cloggers - Appalshop
Rye Cove Elementary School principal Floyd Sloan, Jr. talks about forming the Rye Cove Cloggers, the development of clogging in Appalachia and his efforts to teach the younger generation the art. The show includes footage of school children clogging, interviews with two young cloggers, and the Rye Cove Cloggers performing in full dress.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; clog dancing
Downloads: 863
[movies]Tribute to Dock Boggs - Appalshop
Tribute to singer/banjo player Dock Boggs. Mike Seeger, Bruce and John Hunsucker, Beth Roberts, Louise McPheron and Jack Wright, tell stories about Boggs and sing his songs. Includes what appear to be home movies of Boggs and his family.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Dock Boggs
Downloads: 450
[movies]Gurney Norman - Appalshop
Kentucky writer, professor and poet laureate talks about how he started writing, being a college professor at the University of Kentucky, and the importance of the Kentucky River Valley in his work and his understanding of life. He reads his story “Sunday.” He talks about his opposition to strip mining and critiques the environmental movement’s inability to acknowledge the need for replacement of jobs in environment-damaging industries...
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Gurney Norman
Downloads: 95
[movies]Cratis Williams - Appalshop
Interview with Dr. Cratis Williams of Appalachian State University; Williams discusses early history of the Appalachian mountains, the Scots-Irish settler origins, speaks at length about Appalachian linguistics/dialect. Discusses ballad tradition, sings some ballads.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Cratis Williams
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[movies]Lee Sexton - Appalshop
Portrait of a banjo player from Letcher County who specializes in two-finger picking and 'drop-thumb' (clawhammer) playing, both traditional styles of eastern Kentucky.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Lee Sexton
Downloads: 118
[movies]Thelma Stovall - Appalshop
Visit at a quilting bee with first female Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky Thelma Stovall. Quilt commissioned by Kentucky Commission on Women as a tribute to Stovall. Stovall talks about creation of KCW, and the women describe what each quilt panel represents re: Stovall’s career. Interview with Stovall on her political career; how she first got recruited to run for state legislature; labor and party politics; talks about John Y...
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Thelma Stovall
Downloads: 36
[movies]Pregnant but Equal - Women's Film Project of Cincinnati; Appalshop
Headwaters airs a video made by the Women’s Film Project. The video examines the problems with enforcement of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act through interviews with doctors, lawyers, workers and union officials. It explains a woman's rights and documents how women workers can gain these rights by highlighting the story of one group of factory workers and their fight for maternity benefits. At the end of the program women from Appalachia discuss their experiences being pregnant working women...
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Reproductive health
Downloads: 184
[movies]State of the Union - Appalshop
Coal miners discuss Ronald Reagan’s 1983 State of the Union address. Clips of the address are interspersed with the miners’ commentary. Topics include balanced budget proposals, federal spending freeze, education initiatives, free trade and tax incentives. Of particular interest is one man’s comments on the noticeable decrease in federal public benefit provisions and the decrease in federal regulatory oversight of the mining industry.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; coal miners
Downloads: 61
[movies]Lettie Morgan - Appalshop
Interview with a resident of a nursing home in Hazard, Kentucky. Subjects include growing up in Colson, KY, life in the nursing home, health issues of the elderly. Includes footage of a Christmas party held for the nursing home residents.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; nursing homes
Downloads: 37
[movies]Sonya Yancy - Appalshop
Jack Wright intro; Studio interview with Sonja Yancey; talks about influence of old regular baptist church on her songs, her career, meeting Jerry Reed; sings “Soup Bean Winter”, “Seabird in Flight,” “Blessed Traveler,” others.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Sonya Yancy
Downloads: 142
[movies]Stir-Off at Bold Camp - Appalshop
Bascom McCoy and his family and friends make molasses on the McCoy property at Bold Camp, Virginia. They cut cane, run it through a homemade press and heat and jar the molasses. Participants reminisce about their experiences at past stir-offs.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; sorghum making
Downloads: 322
[movies]John Lozier: Portsmouth Airs - Cable 10 Frankfort
Program on John Lozier, in which he plays the harmonica and recounts folk wisdom. The program was produced by Cable 10 of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; John Lozier
Downloads: 85
[movies]Bybee Pottery; Turner Foddrell at Dock Boggs Festival - Appalshop
Program on a six-generation family pottery business in Madison County, Kentucky. Members of the Cornelison family talk about the history of Bybee Pottery, a business founded by their ancestors in Bybee, Kentucky in the early nineteenth century. Footage includes a tour of the pottery and pottery being spun and prepared for firing. Last 10-minutes features performance of "Bullfrog Song" by Turner Foddrell at Dock Boggs Memorial Festival.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; pottery
Downloads: 133
[movies]Mountain Blues - Appalshop
Profiles of various mountain blues performers from Virginia and Kentucky. Roy Webb, Foddrell Brothers
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; blues music
Downloads: 200
[movies]Eastern Kentucky Social Club Reunion - University of Kentucky and Appalshop
Documentation of a 1981 annual gathering of African-Americans who trace their families to the Appalachian region and coal mining communities. Includes a brief history of blacks in the mountains and community life in the coal camps. The gathering takes place in Cleveland, OH. Produced by Appalshop with Dr. Bill Turner of the Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky. Final five minutes is a preview of upcoming Headwaters programs presented by producer Jeff Kiser.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; African Americans
Downloads: 302
[movies]The War Within: Appalachian Veterans of Vietnam - Appalshop
Documentary on psychological problems experienced by combat veterans of Vietnam.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Vietnam veterans
Downloads: 116
[movies]Women Miners - Training - Appalshop
Host Jack Wright interviews two female coal miners about their experience in the industry. Show includes footage of a class offered by the Coal Employment Project designed to train women to work in the mines.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; women coal miners
Downloads: 56
[movies]Back to Biscuits - Appalshop
Documentary on Human Capital, a school breakfast program in Virginia. Includes an overview of federal food programs and their impact on the local economy.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; federal food programs
Downloads: 29
[movies]June Appal - Appalshop
Promotional program about Appalshop's recording label June Appal Records. Includes performances by musical artists Ron Short, Jean Ritchie, Marion Sumner; and Robin and Linda Williams.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; June Appal Recordings
Downloads: 38
[movies]The Coal Board's Butchery - The Miners Campaign Tape Project
1984 documentary on British coal strikes produced in England by The Miners Campaign Tape Project.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; British Coal Board
Downloads: 80
[movies]Old Time Radio Reunion - Appalshop
Documentation of an annual event held in Jonesboro, TN which brings together performers who appeared on live country music radio shows from the 1930s through the early 1950s.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; old time radio
Downloads: 160
[movies]Women Miners Conference - Appalshop
Sponsored by the Coal Employment Project, this video documents the 6th Annual Conference of Women Miners held in Charleston, West Virginia. Over one hundred women gathered from 13 states to discuss maters of racial and sexual discrimination, maternity/paternity leave and acid rain. Includes interviews with women coal miners and a keynote speech by Cecil Roberts, International Vice President of the United Mine Workers of America.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; women coal miners
Downloads: 29
[movies]Headwaters outtakes: Lily May Ledford - Appalshop
Headwaters outtakes, raw footage: With Lily May Ledford at Renfroe Valley Barn Dance; several takes of interview cuts and musical performances including "Charmin' Betsy".
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Lily May Ledford
Downloads: 99
[movies]Roadside Theater's "Brother Jack" - Appalshop
Live performance by Appalshop's Roadside Theater of stories of the supernatural based on oral traditions.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; folk tales; Roadside Theater
Downloads: 55
[movies]Bill Blanton - Appalshop
Portrait of a staff photographer with the Coalfield Progress, a bi-weekly newspaper published in Norton, Virginia. The program looks at the technical and artistic aspects of photography, as well as showing how a fine visual artist uses his skills in commercial news work.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Bill Blanton; Coalfield Progress
Downloads: 15
[movies]David Lucas - Appalshop
Kentucky folk painter David Lucas in his studio, talks about his work, his hometown Haymond, Kentucky and the decline over years; includes a montage of his paintings and footage of Haymond, Kentucky. ENDS AND CUTS TO MIDDLE OF JEAN RITCHIE PIECE; interview with Jean Ritchie; perfoms songs; montage of magazine covers with Ritchie
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; David Lucas; Appalachian artist
Downloads: 54
[movies]Ron Short - Appalshop
Portrait of Ron Short, the Roadside Theater writer, musician, and performer from Dickenson County, Virginia. Short talks about his coal miner father and being a storyteller.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Ron Short; Roadside Theater
Downloads: 31
[movies]Roy Webb - Appalshop
Portrait of musician Roy Webb, who is interviewed and performs his brand of blues and gospel music. Mr. Webb tells a tall tale about a mountain man.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Roy Webb; blues music
Downloads: 46
[movies]Rodney Hatfield - Appalshop
Michael Stamper (aka musician Nick Stump) interviews Rodney Hatfield; b/w footage of Hatfield playing harmonica in jazz band; footage shot by Blaine Dunlap at Jefferson Davis Inn of The Shysters, a fusion band; talks about life on the road; ends with Hatfield’s band performing “Whip It” and montage of “Art Snake” work.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Rodney Hatfield; blues music
Downloads: 169
[movies]Payroll Boys - Appalshop
Portrait of a contemporary coalfield band that combines bluegrass, traditional and original songs.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Payroll Boys; bluegrass; Jack Wright
Downloads: 123
[movies]Resistance and Victory at Brumley Gap - Appalshop
Program on the conclusion of a five-year long citizens' campaign in the mountain community of Brumley Gap, Virginia to block the construction of a hydroelectric power plant by Appalachian Power Company. In interviews, residents and activists recount the battle and discuss why they fought so passionately to stop the construction.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Brumley Gap; Dick Austin
Downloads: 395
[movies]Headwaters outtakes: Gary Stewart - Appalshop
Raw footage from taping of a program with Gary Stewart, including song performances and an interview with Jack Wright about his childhood, moving to Florida when he was twelve and his experiences in Nashville.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Gary Stewart; Jack Wright
Downloads: 537
[movies]Mountain Music Homecoming - Appalshop
In studio, a group of musicians perform old time music. Performers include Hazel Dickens, Fred Price, Clint Howard, and Lois Short. Numbers include Lois Short on banjo and singing “John Henry”; Ballad singer Cas Wallen performing “Don’t You Hear Jerusalem Mourn”; and Hazel Dickens performing “Scraps from Your Table”.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Hazel Dickens; traditional music
Downloads: 377
[movies]Three Young Musicians - Appalshop
Program comprised to two fifteen minute segments. The first segment features eleven year old fiddle player Shawn Lane and his friend Marcus Smith who accompanies Lane on guitar. Includes interviews and footage of the two playing for cloggers at Rye Cove Elementary School. The second segment features award winning eighteen year old musician Chris Henson. Henson won “Downbeat” magazine’s award for best student soloist in 1981 and 1982...
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; old time music; traditional music
Downloads: 155
[movies]Into the Shelter - Appalshop
Show comprised of interviews with administrators, social workers and some of the students at Buckhorn Children’s Center, a group home for abused and neglected children in Perry County, Kentucky. The show includes a brief history of Buckhorn Children’s Center and accompanying historic photographs.
Keywords: Appalshop; Appalachia; Perry County; children's shelter
Downloads: 21
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